LibriVox recording of 2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne Walden)
This recording is done as a dramatic reading.
Characters: Narrator: Denny Sayers Hospital Orderly: Mark F. Smith Painter: Alan Davis-Drake Leora Duncan: Laurie Anne Walden Dr. Hitz: Michael Yard Wehling: Julian Jamison Federal Bureau of Termination hostess: Kara Shallenberg
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September 27, 2018 Subject:
I get the idea behind the presentation. I think the narrator's voice production is way too tinny, and harsh. When mixed with the more mellow and bassy characters it makes a cacophony.
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That just lost the continuity and creates its own sensation which then loses the thread of the story. I love Vonnegut. I am not searching for an alternative way to grab this story.
December 6, 2017 Subject:
I enjoy Vonnegut's books especially Slaughter House Five or the children's crusade; as always his books was far better than any cinema could dream of depicting.